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Recruiting dead periods is over, let the final push begin

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There are now less than three weeks until National Signing Day and after a lull, things are about to heat up and quickly. The winter dead period ended at midnight on Wednesday and the final push for prospects is officially on. For WSU, that means an effort to add the finishing touches to an impressive class, while also holding onto the pieces currently committed.

As of today, WSU as the No. 29 recruiting class according to Rivals and Scout and the No. 31 class according to 247 Sports. Hold there and WSU will bring in one of the more highly-touted signing classes in school history. Holding, however, will be a challenge. With the dead period over, poaching season is back on. Current commitments Jonah Moi and Thomas Toki have official visits scheduled while others are drawing interest.

The Cougar coaches will hit the recruiting road hard in the coming days to try and keep what they have, while also adding to the class. That will now include new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Praised as an excellent recruiter, Grinch's skills will be put to the test quickly.

Let the melee begin. We'll see where the dust settles in three weeks.



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